Corée du Nord - Stéphan Gladieu

Author :  Stéphan Gladieu
Date of Publication :  01/10/2020
Exposition :  Stéphan Gladieu - RPDC Portraits
ISBN :  9782330120115
Language :  Français / French
Number of pages :  160p
Publisher :  Actes Sud

Corée du Nord (North Korea)

"North Korea has always been an enigma to me. How is it that it has never wavered while so many other authoritarian regimes have broken up under the effect of the shocks caused by the fall of the Berlin Wall, of modernity, of social networks? It has survived the fall of the communist bloc that ensured its political and economic stability; it has held on despite international embargoes that made it suffocate; it has overcome successive crises, whether economic, climatic or food-related; it has not experienced any massive uprising of its people. It has overcome successive crises, whether economic, climatic or food-related; it has not experienced any massive uprising of its people despite a system of permanent control and repression. The North Korean authorities were baffled by my proposal to make individual portraits. My "revolutionary" approach challenged their collectivist culture. Why did they accept? Probably out of a desire for openness, but also, I think, because the concept of frontal posing, the rigorous framework of my portraits was familiar and understandable to them; and then the device, which voluntarily flirts with the codes of the propaganda image, made me static, predictable and controllable." Stephan Gladieu 

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Author :  Stéphan Gladieu
Date of Publication :  01/10/2020
Exposition :  Stéphan Gladieu - RPDC Portraits
ISBN :  9782330120115
Language :  Français / French
Number of pages :  160p
Publisher :  Actes Sud

Corée du Nord (North Korea)

"North Korea has always been an enigma to me. How is it that it has never wavered while so many other authoritarian regimes have broken up under the effect of the shocks caused by the fall of the Berlin Wall, of modernity, of social networks? It has survived the fall of the communist bloc that ensured its political and economic stability; it has held on despite international embargoes that made it suffocate; it has overcome successive crises, whether economic, climatic or food-related; it has not experienced any massive uprising of its people. It has overcome successive crises, whether economic, climatic or food-related; it has not experienced any massive uprising of its people despite a system of permanent control and repression. The North Korean authorities were baffled by my proposal to make individual portraits. My "revolutionary" approach challenged their collectivist culture. Why did they accept? Probably out of a desire for openness, but also, I think, because the concept of frontal posing, the rigorous framework of my portraits was familiar and understandable to them; and then the device, which voluntarily flirts with the codes of the propaganda image, made me static, predictable and controllable." Stephan Gladieu 


 
 

 
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